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National Summary


Mainly dry this afternoon with sunny spells developing at times. One of two showers may occur but most areas will remain dry. Strong and gusty southerly winds will continue to moderate and veer southwest to west in direction. Top temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees.


Largely dry overnight with clear spells. However, areas of mist and fog will develop, and some drizzle will move on to southern coasts and hills later in the night. South to southwest winds will strengthen and back southeasterly, touching gale force along the west coast by the end of the night. Minimum temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees.


Saturday morning will begin dry in most areas with mist and fog particularly affecting some southern coasts and hills. Towards late morning a band of rain will reach Atlantic coastal fringes. This band of rain will extend gradually eastwards during the afternoon and evening but it will make slow progress. Some eastern parts of the country may well hold dry until late evening time. Highest afternoon temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees in strong to very strong and gusty south to southeast winds but winds reaching gale force along Atlantic coasts at times.


Outbreaks of rain along the west coast on Saturday night will push eastwards, but the rain will break up as it crosses the country and there will be a lot of dry weather overall. Lowest temperatures will be 12 or 13 degrees and winds will steadily ease to light to moderate southerly. The last of any rain will clear eastwards on Sunday morning, possibly lingering along the east coast for a time, and then there'll be scattered showers with some spells of sunshine developing, the best of any sun in the south of the country. Temperatures will reach highs of between 15 and 19 degrees, warmest in the southeast and winds will be light to moderate from a southwesterly direction, becoming variable in direction later.Monday and Tuesday will be dry days with sunshine. Winds will be mainly light, variable in direction on Monday, becoming south to southeasterly and freshening on Tuesday. Temperatures will be between 17 and 19 degrees on Monday but it will turn slightly cooler on Tuesday. The further outlook to midweek is for another spell of rain on Wednesday with unsettled conditions prevailing thereafter.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 21 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1006, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Cloudy, 13 Miles, 1010, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South-Southwest, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 3.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 3 Miles, 1013, Rising slowly

Roches Point Automatic

Southwest, 18 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1011, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

West, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1012, Rising

Valentia Automatic

West, 4 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1012, Rising

Mace Head Automatic

West, 17 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1009, Rising rapidly

Belmullet Automatic

West-Northwest, 12 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1008, Rising rapidly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

North, 0 Knots, Wave ht: 2.4 m, 1010, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Northwest, 11 Knots, Wave height not available, 1007, Rising

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

South, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 2.1 m, 1008, Steady

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Saturday 16 September 2017 Issued at 0500 Friday 15 September 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A moderately unstable northwest airflow covers Ireland. A ridge of high pressure slowly builds from the west.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Fair Head to Carnsore Point and the Irish Sea

Wind: Northwest to north force 5 to 6, veering north tonight

Weather: Scattered showers - more frequent in the east Irish Sea.

Visibility: Moderate to good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Valentia to Erris Head

Wind: Northwest force 4 to 5, gradually veering north.

Weather: Isolated showers in the west. Mainly fair.

Visibility: Good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Sunday 17 September 2017: Moderate north to northeast winds. Showers becoming widespread from the north - some prolonged on east coasts and on the Irish Sea.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

South or southeasterly winds will reach gale force tonight and tomorrow on coasts from Mizen Head to Rossan Point to Malin Head.

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will continue to reach force 6 for a time this afternoon on coasts from Malin Head to Howth Head to Carnsore Point but will moderate by evening.\n\nSouth or southeast winds will strengthen to force 6 later tonight and tomorrow on coasts from Malin Head to Carnsore Point to Mizen Head.